The Nicaragua Government closes more organizations defending indigenous and afro-descendant peoples in an attempt to silence their struggle for lands and lives

The Nicaragua Government closes more organizations defending indigenous and afro-descendant peoples in an attempt to silence their struggle for lands and lives

In March 2022 the government of President Daniel Ortega has revoked the legal status of 29 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including two organizations founded by Indigenous and Afrodescendant Nicaraguans to defend their peoples’ autonomy and rights. This added to more than … Read more

Dr. Dario Novellino, 2013 laureate of the Paul K. Feyerabend Award, is honored with the 2021 Elinor Ostrom Award for Practitioners

Dr. Dario Novellino, 2013 laureate of the Paul K. Feyerabend Award, is honored with the 2021 Elinor Ostrom Award for Practitioners

It is a great pleasure to announce the 2013 laureate of the  Paul K. Feyerabend Award– Dr. Dario Novellino – has just been honored  with the 2021 Elinor Ostrom Award in the Practitioner category.  The ceremony has been diffused online … Read more

A self-organized Guardias indígenas protects the territory of life  of the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo people in the Peruvian Amazon

A self-organized Guardias indígenas protects the territory of life of the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo people in the Peruvian Amazon

The Council of the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo people (Coshikox) has just announced the creation of a Guardias indígenas to protect its territory of life in the midst of harassments and aggressions by people determined to illegally extract timber from the communal forest, … Read more

The Salween Peace Park under fire by the  murderous Myanmar military

The Salween Peace Park under fire by the murderous Myanmar military

The Burmese military coup of February 1st 2021 has brought many challenges to communities across the country. Widespread protests for freedom and democracy have been met by indiscriminate arrests and police violence, and armed clashes have erupted across the … Read more

The struggle continues  in the Caribbian Coast of Nicaragua

The struggle continues in the Caribbian Coast of Nicaragua

Among the bad news of this year, we have to lament a massacre that affected the indigenous Miskitu and Mayangna communities living in the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua in August 2021.  At least 11 persons lost their lives there as … Read more

Salatou Sambou: artisan of solidarity at the heart of the 'good life' of a fishing community in Casamance (Senegal)

Salatou Sambou: artisan of solidarity at the heart of the ‘good life’ of a fishing community in Casamance (Senegal)

Salatou Sambou has dedicated his life to serving his community Djola, in Casamance, helping it to restore its ‘good life’ and sustainably manage its territory. About 10 years ago, the local territory was still under open access conditions, its natural … Read more

Communities of ethnic and linguistic minorities strengthen their solidarity to defend themselves and their territories from expanding extractive industries in Zimbabwe

Communities of ethnic and linguistic minorities strengthen their solidarity to defend themselves and their territories from expanding extractive industries in Zimbabwe

By 2023, Zimbabwe is projecting a US$12 billion economic target from extractive industries (mostly for gold, diamonds, coal, gas, and lithium), supposed to support ambitious development targets. This industrial expansion is expected to allow multinational companies to tap into the … Read more

Sustaining in a practical way the spiritual force of women (zomo newen) to protect our Mapuche territory in the south of Chile.

Sustaining in a practical way the spiritual force of women (zomo newen) to protect our Mapuche territory in the south of Chile.

Our Lof Domingo Cayun Panicheo, located in the First and Second Corral of the Puelo River Valley in southern Chile, is a territory in which the zomo newen (women’s spiritual force) stands out and which we consider sacred.  It is … Read more

Children and youth of pastoralist peoples in Isiolo county (Kenya) learn from their elders how to become custodians of cultural and natural heritage

Children and youth of pastoralist peoples in Isiolo county (Kenya) learn from their elders how to become custodians of cultural and natural heritage

Ecologically harsh and sparsely populated, the northern regions of Kenya are home to different ethnic groups with livelihoods centered on mobile pastoralism and foraging.  Vibrant ecological knowledge and skills have enabled people like the Gabbra, Borana, Saakuyye, Somali, Turkana, Samburu, … Read more

Self-strengthening towards collective forest rights— a first attempt at taking advantage of progressive new legislation in Kenya!

Self-strengthening towards collective forest rights— a first attempt at taking advantage of progressive new legislation in Kenya!

This initiative will facilitate the self-strengthening of two communities towards improved collective governance and management of forests via re-learning and application of their traditional knowledge and skills.  On this solid ground, the communities will then seek to acquire collective land … Read more

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